Five best eyeshadows

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Valentino Fall 2012 Runway Beauty

Valentino; Photo by Imaxtree

Backstage beauty: Smoky neutral shades and lots of blending made a sexy statement on the catwalk


 

Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow in Amethyst


 
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow in Amethyst

Hot for fall: Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadow in Amethyst, $34.

We love these pretty little palettes, and they’re versatile, too. The colour goes on sheer but is buildable, intensifying with each layer.

 L'Oréal Paris La Couleur Infallible Eye Shadow in Pebble Grey


 
L’Oréal Paris La Couleur Infallible Eye Shadow in Pebble Grey

Nice price: L’Oréal Paris La Couleur Infallible Eye Shadow in Pebble Grey, $11.

Want a modern smoky eye? This semi-loose powder is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way.

Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow in Rock Sand


 
Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow in Rock Sand

Splurge-worthy: Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow in Rock Sand, $42.

These silky, shimmery shadows have an almost wet quality that blends easily using your fingers, leaving lids looking iridescent.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner in Nude Eyes


 
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner in Nude Eyes

Eco chic: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Shadow & Liner in Nude Eyes, $16.

These mineral-based colours work for day or night and are a great option for sensitive eyes.

Urban Decay Naked2 Palette


 
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette

Cult favourite: Urban Decay Naked2 Palette, $60.

Boasting a wide range of neutral shades and finishes, this palette is a makeup-bag essential.

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